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A Young Man with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Hyperhomocystinemia

1National Institute of Neurosciences (NINS), Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 4, 115-117
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-4-1
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Md Enayet Hussain, Afzal Momin, Mahmudul Islam, Sk Rezaul Haque, Sharmin Jahan, Md Azharul Hoque. A Young Man with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Hyperhomocystinemia. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(4):115-117. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-4-1.

Correspondence to: Md  Enayet Hussain, National Institute of Neurosciences (NINS), Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Email: enayetdmc@yahoo.com

Abstract

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is an uncommon condition and can be precipitated by various conditions. Here we report a case of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a young man in whom the serum homocysteine level was found to be elevated. A 36-year-old man was admitted with sudden severe headache, vomiting and visual obscuration. Investigations revealed widespread cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. All investigations to find out the etiology came out normal except the serum homocysteine level which was found to be elevated. Further studies are required to evaluate the importance of estimation of serum homocysteine level in cases of CVST, especially where a clear risk factor has not been identified and where other investigations failed to find out any known etiological factor.

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